The Sekhmet Bed

The Sekhmet Bed

by Libbie Hawker
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The Sekhmet Bed by Libbie Hawker

Is Ahmose's divine gift a blessing or a curse?

The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt's gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given instead as Great Royal Wife to the new king – a soldier of common birth. For Ahmose is god-chosen, gifted with the ability to read dreams, and it is her connection to the gods which ensures the new Pharaoh his right to rule.

Ahmose's elder sister Mutnofret has been raised to expect the privileged station of Great Royal Wife; her rage at being displaced cannot be soothed. As Ahmose fights the currents of Egypt's politics and Mutnofret's vengeful anger, her youth and inexperience carry her beyond her depth and into the realm of sacrilege.

To right her wrongs and save Egypt from the gods' wrath, Ahmose must face her most visceral fear: bearing an heir. But the gods of Egypt are exacting, and even her sacrifice may not be enough to restore the Two Lands to safety.

The Sekhmet Bed is the first volume of Libbie Hawker's series The She-King, a family saga of the Thutmosides, one of ancient Egypt's most fascinating royal families. Don't miss Book 2: The Crook and Flail

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148580676
Publisher: Running Rabbit Press
Publication date: 07/24/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 1,776
File size: 1 MB

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The Sekhmet Bed (The She-King, #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this story, as well as the historical explanations afterwards.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look into Egyptian history, I would have to assume that it was well researched as I know nothing about it. The first half of the book drew me in with the details but the second half of the book got kind of annoying with selfishness and bad decisions. Couldn't figure out if I liked any of these people or not
carcor42 More than 1 year ago
Ancient Egypt is a passion and I recommend this series of books to everyone
Anonymous 10 days ago
Really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down .
Anonymous 15 days ago
Loved it. Great storytelling.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At times I would look at the page count and think , Oh good I still have a lot to read. Then other times I would think is this book ever going to end. It ended depressing. I will definately NOT buy the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historically interesting but characters are boring and story obvious
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful read! This book kept my attention from the very first page. Highly reccommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable book if you like anything Egyptian. Brings the daily doings of Egypt's queens to life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this as a young adult book and for those who enjoy historical fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, despite how short it was. I found the portrayal of ancient Egypt facinating and very different from most portrayals. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
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The book started out fine, but then seemed to drag. I liked the Egyption background.
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This book started out slow, but once it picked up, it caught my attention and held it until the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but not sure I want to read the rest of series to much infighting between sisters? One seems to be docile for a long time the other full of vengance. Maybe based on some fact but to think a girl is really a man with 8 kas one being a woman could be but not my tyke of book give me roman historical fiction anytime my opinion free book so I can't complain just not cup of tea .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the egyptian history, great story
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DaleDL More than 1 year ago
good book and gives an interesting view of how their world was
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somewhat interesting perspective. It seemed almost alien, which says to me the author made a real effort to be authentic. Interesting, but very short.
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